When You're Feeling Down
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When You're Feeling Down

Pick yourself back up.

When You're Feeling Down
Olivia Miles

Some days are harder than others. Sometimes you might feel depressed, anxious, stressed out, or 1,000 other feelings all at once. On days like these, it's hard to cheer up. You feel down and out; it happens. If you're looking for a quick pick me up, try out one of these things that always makes me feel better.

1. Watch funny animal videos

You can get lost in a world of hilarious animal videos for hours. I guarantee you won't be able to frown watching these furry friends act crazy.

2. Eat chocolate

Ever wonder why Professor Lupin told Harry Potter to eat chocolate after the dementors kissed him? Yeah, it's because chocolate actually makes us happy. Plus, it tastes delicious. It's a win-win.

3. Get some fresh air

Go outside and take a deep breath. Sit in the sunshine for a little bit and absorb some rays. It's amazing how different you'll feel after spending 30 minutes outside.

4. Listen to music

Jam out to music that makes you feel at ease. Pick your favorite artist, hop on Pandora for a jumble, or create a playlist of your favorite songs on Spotify. Classical music is great for relaxation and pop music almost always has a catchy tune that will keep you grinning.

5. Take a nap

Reduce grouchiness and anxiety by taking a nap. You'll be surprised at how much more attentive you'll be after napping. There's a reason they made us take naps in preschool!

6. Cry

Wait, this doesn't make sense. Why would I cry if I want to feel happy?

There's nothing wrong with breaking down and crying. Crying can be very cathartic. Getting out all of your negative emotions will clear your mind. Occasionally, we have to let ourselves cry in order to be able to move towards happiness.

When you're feeling like you've struck out, just remember that life isn't baseball and that "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

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